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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2010

Victims of two shootings die


By John Windrow
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Chadwick Tadly

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A man and woman critically wounded last week in separate shootings one in Waipahu, the other on the Big Island have died.

Big Island police said yesterday they are investigating the death of Jolene Medeiros, 24, of Hilo as a murder-suicide. She died yesterday at Hilo Medical Center from wounds suffered in a Pi'ihonua shooting Wednesday night.

Also yesterday, Honolulu Police Department spokesman Maj. Clayton Kau said a suspect has been charged with second-degree murder in the case of a 22-year-old man who was shot early Friday morning in an apartment on Leolua Street.

Kau said the unidentified Waipahu shooting victim died Friday night and an autopsy is scheduled.

Authorities charged Chadwick Tadly, 37, with murder in the second degree yesterday, Kau said.

He also was charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

His bail was set at $1 million and he will appear in District Court tomorrow. Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center records show Tadly as having five convictions, but doesn't list what they are.

Honolulu officers arrested two other men the day of the Waipahu shooting. The arrests were made about 6:43 a.m. Friday, after police received a call from a woman who said someone had been shot in a Leolua Street apartment.

When police arrived, no one answered the door, but when they looked through a window, officers saw a man lying in a pool of blood.

The officers entered and found Tadly and two other men, ages 17 and 18, who were arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder.

The 22-year-old victim died at a local hospital that night.

In the Big Island double shooting Wednesday night, police said Harry Batalona, 28, fatally shot himself after shooting Medeiros several times in Pi'ihonua.

Patrol officers went to Batalona's Manaolana Place home just after 7 p.m. Wednesday following a report of a shooting.

Batalona was found shot in the head and Medeiros, described by police as his estranged companion, had multiple gunshot wounds.

Fire Department personnel took both of them to Hilo Medical Center, where Batalona was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Medeiros died yesterday morning.